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airlift the systematic transportation of people or supplies by air when ground routes are impossible or dangerous to use, esp. in a battle zone or during an emergency. [1/2 definitions]
daylight-saving time standard time that has been advanced by one hour in a given time zone, usu. in the spring and lasting into the fall, in order to provide one more hour of daylight at the end of each day.
demilitarize to prohibit military use of, as a border zone. [1/3 definitions]
DMZ abbreviation of "demilitarized zone."
DST abbreviation of "daylight saving time," standard time that has been advanced by one hour in a given time zone, usu. in the spring and lasting into the fall, in order to provide one more hour of daylight at the end of each day.
field hospital a hospital-like facility set up for emergency treatment of soldiers near the fighting zone.
F layer the highest zone of the ionosphere, between 120 and 250 miles above the earth.
foul tip in baseball, a pitched ball that is barely tipped by the bat and is either caught by the catcher or deflected into the foul zone.
free port a port in which goods may be stored and reshipped to another country without customs duties; free zone. [1/2 definitions]
ice in hockey, to shoot (the puck) from one's defensive zone across the end line of the opposing team's defensive zone. [1/12 definitions]
Immigration Act of 1917 an exclusionary law passed by the U.S. Congress in 1917 that barred certain classes of people such as "idiots," "alcoholics," "epileptics," and "illiterates" from immigrating to the U.S. and also barred all immigrants coming from the so-called "Asiatic Barred Zone," which included much of Asia; also referred to as the Asiatic Barred Zone Act.
interzone combined form of zone.
martial law a usu. temporary rule of law imposed over a civilian population by military authorities, esp. in a wartime combat zone or during the collapse of civil authority.
montane designating the biogeographic zone in mountain regions that is below timberline and is moist and cool.
open city a city in a war zone that is officially declared to be demilitarized and open to enemy occupation, and is thus rendered immune, by international law, to attack or bombardment.
redeploy to move (troops) from one combat zone to another.
rezone combined form of zone.
Samoa Standard Time the standard time used in the time zone of the Pacific that includes Samoa, eleven hours behind Greenwich time.
scout a person, ship, plane, or the like sent ahead to acquire information, esp. in a war zone. [1/8 definitions]
stratopause the zone between the mesosphere and stratosphere wherein temperatures drop as altitude increases, about thirty-one to thirty-five miles above the earth.
subzone combined form of zone.